Writing Programs

Make an Appointment

The best way to make an appointment at the Writing Center is to use our online appointment system, called WCONLINE. The first time you use the system, you must register for an account. Please follow these steps:

  • Log-in using your Union College username (whatever comes before “@union.edu” in your email address). Your password will be your Union email password.
  • If you are logging in for the first time, you will be directed to a form titled “Create a New Account.” Complete the required fields. Click “Register.”
  • You will now be able to log-in and see the Writing Center schedule. Find a day and time that works for you, click on an available appointment (white box = available appointment), and fill out the appointment form. Click "create appointment."

Once you have created an appointment, you will receive an appointment confirmation via email. We suggest that you attach a draft of the assignment you are working on at least 24 hours before your appointment. You can do this by clicking on your appointment in WCONLINE, and using the file attachment function at the bottom of the appointment form. The writing mentor you've signed up to meet with will review your draft before you meet.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Writing Center will host appointments online through video conferencing in lieu of face-to-face consultation for the duration of the Winter 2021 term. To book a conference and for instructions on how to access a video conference, please visit https://union.mywconline.com/. Questions? Email writingprograms@union.edu.

If you have trouble signing up for a Writing Center appointment, drop by during hours of operation — and we will assist you. The Writing Center is located on the second floor of Schaffer Library, Rooms 226 & 227. We are open during the term Sunday through Thursday, 3-11pm. The Writing Center is closed on Friday and Saturday.

We are closed during breaks, when class is not in session. Questions? Please contact us!